New User Contest - August 2013

Scott LivingstonScott Livingston Posts: 4,308
edited September 2013 in New User Contests and Events

New User's Contest - August 2013

Sponsored by DAZ 3D


Are you new to the 3D World? Are you at the beginning stages of learning 3D rendering? Have you been around for a little bit but feel you could benefit from some feedback or instruction? Have you been around awhile and would like to help other members start their creative journey? Well then come and join the fun as we host our newest contest...

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"Illustration and Inspiration"

This month’s contest is about creating a render based on a quotation, saying, or passage that inspires you

In this month's contest, your task is to create an illustration of a short piece of poetry or prose of your choice. Illustration as a discipline is defined by its context. While an illustration can often stand alone as a work of art in its own right, it is best viewed as a visual representation or elucidation of the associated text. Some illustrations also function as embellishments or interpretations of a text -- so there's plenty of room for creativity or originality. When working on your images, please keep in mind the context of the quote you have chosen, including subject matter, mood/emotion, theme, and symbolism.

Intent: To use the principles you have learned (lighting, composition, posing, expression, etc.) to effectively capture the essence of the quote you have chosen.

Choose a bit of poetry or a song lyric, a line of dialog from a favorite movie or book, a passage from an inspirational text, or a traditional or contemporary expression or saying on which to base your render. Please include this quotation along with your image (and cite the source, if possible).

A few possible sources of quotes:
Wikiquote
Goodreads | Popular Quotes
The Phrase Finder
Internet Sacred Text Archive
Omniglot - Idioms and sayings in various languages
The Poetry Foundation

I will be checking in on the WIP THREAD as will the rest of the Community Volunteers to try and help with anything you all may need, or to give you any hints and tips you can use..

For a list of the current contest rules, please see this thread :Contest Rules

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When working on your submissions, if you would like to get feedback as you work or before posting your final image, please post your image to the WIP THREAD. People will be popping in to the WIP THREAD to give you some critique and advice on your entry and help along the way. Please keep all comments on entries etc to the WIP THREAD as well because comments or requests for help/feedback/advice will be removed from the contest thread and merged into the WIP THREAD. This thread is only for posting final contest submissions.

For those veterans of the forums that would like to help, because this contest is designed for the beginner to learn from, we will be randomly selecting posts offering helpful tips and/or critiques to receive a special voucher as well so whether you are a seasoned artist or an aspiring one, there is fun for everyone!

Closing Date: August 31st, 2013

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  • keshkesh Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    Weird Fishes (Radiohead)

    In the deepest ocean
    The bottom of the sea
    Your eyes
    They turn me

    Why should I stay here?
    Why should I stay?

    I'd be crazy not to follow
    Follow where you lead
    Your eyes
    They turn me

    Turn me on to phantoms
    I follow to the edge of the earth
    And fall off
    Everybody leaves
    If they get the chance
    And this is my chance

    I get eaten by the worms
    And weird fishes
    Picked over by the worms
    And weird fishes
    Weird fishes
    Weird fishes

    Yeah I
    I'll hit the bottom
    Hit the bottom and escape
    Escape
    And I
    I'll hit the bottom
    Hit the bottom
    Hit the bottom and escape
    Escape

    ______________

    Composed and rendered in Daz studio 4.6 - No postwork other than resizing and a bit of gamma correction.

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  • RROMMELRROMMEL Posts: 1
    edited December 1969

    "Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned."
    -William Congreve

    Daz 3D Advance, Photoshop CS6, Photo Smart Editor

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  • edited August 2013

    Hello to the forum and this august contest,

    This is my first posting here, although I have enjoyed using DAZ3D (along with Carrara) for several years now.
    I am a multimedia specialist living in NYC and my first entry will deal with the novel "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne.

    I was inspired by the novel to compose music (my main background is music composition/performance) for certain parts of it.
    It is set in puritanical New England, and the leading character is named Hester Prynne.
    Later I started to create some cover art for the music score in DAZ3D 4.012.

    Here is some text from the novel (pg. 58 Scholastic edition) that directly relates to the composition posted:


    The young woman was tall, with a figure of perfect elegance on a large scale. She had dark and abundant hair, ... which, besides from regularity of features and richness of complexion, had the impressiveness belonging to a marked brow and deep black eyes. She was ladylike too, after the manner of the feminine gentility of those days; characterized by a certain state and dignity...

    The novel is quite dark (in tone and scenery) so I wanted to capture this night scene as it might appear in Hester's own home with fireplace and candles. The scarlet color is essential for many symbolic reasons, hence the thick red tonal spectrum. She is looking at her beloved daughter Pearl, not shown here.

    Later this month I will post a second second entry here, and thanks to all the technical and creative crew at DAZ3D for a product that is quite enjoyable to use and yields professional results. Also thanks to the creator of Studio Light PRO for all his great rigs.

    Gregg Di Lorenzo

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  • keshkesh Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    My second entry is just a revised version of the first, keeping both as finals though:

    Title "Weird fishes - deep remix"

    I changed the lights, added DOF and limited postwork to resizing only.

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  • TobiasGTobiasG Posts: 447
    edited December 1969

    Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power.
    Lao Tzu


    Made in Daz studio 4.6 - No postwork

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  • TobiasGTobiasG Posts: 447
    edited August 2013

    "Not the wind, not the flag; mind is moving."
    The Gateless Gate


    Made in Daz studio 4.6 - No postwork

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    Post edited by TobiasG on
  • hawkonthewinghawkonthewing Posts: 136
    edited December 1969

    somewhere i have never traveled, gladly beyond

    by E. E. Cummings

    somewhere i have never traveled, gladly beyond
    any experience, your eyes have their silence:
    in your most frail gesture are things which enclose me,
    or which i cannot touch because they are too near

    your slightest look easily will unclose me
    though i have closed myself as fingers,
    you open always petal by petal myself as Spring opens
    (touching skillfully, mysteriously)her first rose

    or if your wish be to close me, i and
    my life will shut very beautifully ,suddenly,
    as when the heart of this flower imagines
    the snow carefully everywhere descending;

    nothing which we are to perceive in this world equals
    the power of your intense fragility: whose texture
    compels me with the color of its countries,
    rendering death and forever with each breathing

    (i do not know what it is about you that closes
    and opens; only something in me understands
    the voice of your eyes is deeper than all roses)
    nobody, not even the rain, has such small hands


    Daz 4.6 Pro, postwork in Photoshop CS2 and Corel Painter 12

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  • Kismet2012Kismet2012 Posts: 4,110
    edited August 2013

    Title: Yesterday
    by: The Beatles
    Program: DAZ 4.6 Pro


    Yesterday,
    All my troubles seemed so far away,
    Now it looks as though they're here to stay,
    Oh, I believe in yesterday.

    Suddenly,
    I'm not half the man I used to be,
    There's a shadow hanging over me,
    Oh, yesterday came suddenly.

    Why she
    Had to go I don't know, she wouldn't say.
    I said,
    Something wrong, now I long for yesterday.

    Yesterday,
    Love was such an easy game to play,
    Now I need a place to hide away,
    Oh, I believe in yesterday.

    Why she
    Had to go I don't know, she wouldn't say.
    I said,
    Something wrong, now I long for yesterday.

    Yesterday,
    Love was such an easy game to play,
    Now I need a place to hide away,
    Oh, I believe in yesterday.

    Mm-mm-mm-mm-mm-mm-mm.

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    Post edited by Kismet2012 on
  • ZenrelZenrel Posts: 245
    edited December 1969

    Title: Apple for the Night

    "What a healthy out-of-door appetite it takes to relish the apple of life, the apple of the world, then!"

    Henry David Thoreau, Wild Apples

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    Daz Studio 4.6 - no postwork.

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  • little Squidlittle Squid Posts: 3
    edited August 2013

    This is my first time entering my work in a contest, so be gentle.

    This image was inspired by the song Lola by the Kinks, and Blade Runner.

    I met her in a club down in old Soho
    Where you drink champagne and it tastes just like cherry-cola
    C-o-l-a cola
    She walked up to me and she asked me to dance
    I asked her her name and in a dark brown voice she said Lola
    L-o-l-a Lola lo-lo-lo-lo Lola

    Well I'm not the worlds most physical guy
    But when she squeezed me tight she nearly broke my spine
    Oh my Lola lo-lo-lo-lo Lola
    Well I'm not dumb but I can't understand
    Why she walked like a woman and talked like a man
    Oh my Lola lo-lo-lo-lo Lola lo-lo-lo-lo Lola

    Well we drank champagne and danced all night
    Under electric candlelight
    She picked me up and sat me on her knee
    And said dear boy wont you come home with me
    Well I'm not the worlds most passionate guy
    But when I looked in her eyes well I almost fell for my Lola
    Lo-lo-lo-lo Lola lo-lo-lo-lo Lola
    Lola lo-lo-lo-lo Lola lo-lo-lo-lo Lola

    I pushed her away
    I walked to the door
    I fell to the floor
    I got down on my knees
    Then I looked at her and she at me

    Well that's the way that I want it to stay
    And I always want it to be that way for my Lola
    Lo-lo-lo-lo Lola
    Girls will be boys and boys will be girls
    It's a mixed up muddled up shook up world except for Lola
    Lo-lo-lo-lo Lola

    Well I left home just a week before
    And I'd never ever kissed a woman before
    But Lola smiled and took me by the hand
    And said dear boy I'm gonna make you a man

    Well I'm not the worlds most masculine man
    But I know what I am and I'm glad I'm a man
    And so is Lola
    Lo-lo-lo-lo Lola lo-lo-lo-lo Lola
    Lola lo-lo-lo-lo Lola lo-lo-lo-lo Lola

    Done in Daz 4.6, and photoshop.

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    Post edited by little Squid on
  • SassanikSassanik Posts: 340
    edited August 2013

    Beware of Dragons
    For Thou Are Soft and Crunchy
    And Tasty With Barbecue Sauce

    Daz Studio 4.6, no post work other than cropping the image

    Amy

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    Post edited by Sassanik on
  • edited August 2013

    Hello to the forum,

    Here is my second entry for this contest.
    And another from a cover art production for one of my compositions.

    The subject matter is ii Samuel 22, from the old testament.
    This art is a center section from the larger piece.

    the quotes, first one more negative from the start -

    ... In my distress I called upon the Lord, and cried out to my God; He heard my voice from his Temple, and my cry entered his ears. ...
    the second more positive at the end -

    For who is God, except the Lord? And who is a rock, except our God? GOD is my strength and power, and He makes my way perfect.


    Here is the image, made in DAZ3D with Studio Light PRO rigs.
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    Post edited by greggdilorenzo.2013 on
  • t.lightt.light Posts: 18
    edited December 1969

    "to be, or not to be...." (Hamlet, but everyone will know this..).

    This was my first try with the "Skies of economy" package. Ad a little fog in photoshop.

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  • Carola OCarola O Posts: 3,715
    edited December 1969

    The song that gave birth to my inspiration for these renders are Against All Odds by Phil Collins (that is also the title of the render)

    How can I just let you walk away,
    Just let you leave without a trace?
    When I stand here taking every breath with you, ooh ooh
    You're the only one who really knew me at all

    How can you just walk away from me
    When all I can do is watch you leave?
    'Cause we've shared the laughter and the pain
    And even shared the tears
    You're the only one who really knew me at all

    So take a look at me now
    Well there's just an empty space
    And there's nothing left here to remind me
    Just the memory of your face
    Ooh, Take a look at me now
    Well there's just an empty space
    And you coming back to me is against the odds
    And that's what I've got to face,

    I wish I could just make you turn around
    Turn around and see me cry
    There's so much I need to say to you
    So many reasons why
    You're the only one who really knew me at all

    So take a look at me now
    Well there's just an empty space
    And there's nothing left here to remind me
    Just the memory of your face

    Now Take a look at me now
    'Cause that's just an empty space
    But to wait for you is all I can do
    And that's what I've got to face

    Take a good look at me now
    'Cause I'll still be standing here
    And you coming back to me is against all odds
    It's the chance I've got to take
    Take a look at me now

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  • moticmotic Posts: 3
    edited December 1969

    "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder" is maybe a little 'cliche' but that's what pops up in my mind when it goes about art.
    Not calling mine 'Art', 'cause i would need another life to properly study about it, but that's what pops ;o]
    -------------------------------------------------------
    Program: DS4
    Render: OcDS

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  • ExperimenterExperimenter Posts: 152
    edited December 1969

    Her is my picture. named "To France"
    It was inspired by "get to France" by Mike Oldfield
    I only used Daz 4.6

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  • White RabbitWhite Rabbit Posts: 231
    edited December 1969

    Here's my quote from the movie:

    Altaira: Where have you been? I've beamed and beamed.

    Robby: Sorry, miss. I was giving myself an oil-job.

    Tools used to create the image was, Bryce Pro 7.1, DAZ Studio 4.6, Poser 7, PhotoShop CS4, Lightwave 8.5

    Thank you for your consideration
    :-)
    Mark (the rabbit man)

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  • Scott LivingstonScott Livingston Posts: 4,308
    edited September 2013

    CONTEST CLOSED

    Good luck everyone!

    Post edited by Scott Livingston on
  • frank0314frank0314 Posts: 10,952
    edited December 1969

    Winners are:

    1st - #13 By tlight23
    2nd - #5 By Tobias
    HM - #9 By Zenrel

    Congratulations to the winners and a job well done to everybody how entered.

    Will the Winners please contact me by PM and give me your email address associated with your DAZ account so we can have the prize added to your account.

  • Carola OCarola O Posts: 3,715
    edited December 1969

    Grats to all the winners :)

  • TobiasGTobiasG Posts: 447
    edited September 2013

    Wow, cool! And unexpected! Thanks a lot - the advice from all you people is top notch, and I'm learning a lot. :)

    Post edited by TobiasG on
  • Scott LivingstonScott Livingston Posts: 4,308
    edited December 1969

    Congratulations, all! I really enjoyed all the entries, and watching everyone's work develop over the course of the month.

  • Kismet2012Kismet2012 Posts: 4,110
    edited December 1969

    Congratulations to the winners. They were all well deserved.:-)

  • keshkesh Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    Congrats to all! Great job!

    (I'm particularly happy for Tobias, having followed his artpiece with care ;) )

  • White RabbitWhite Rabbit Posts: 231
    edited December 1969

    Congratulations to all that won!! Very nice work!

    :-)

  • SasjeSasje Posts: 835
    edited December 1969

    Congratulations to the winners and not forget the other people in the contest. Congratulations :-)

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